Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

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Events

Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 15, 2017 to Monday, April 17, 2017
Easter Bunny and 'Countess'. Photo: K Heywood

The Easter Bunny will be visiting the railway on 15th to 17th April.  Watch for Easter eggs along the line and check them off the list.  All travelling children receive a handsome chocolate egg on arrival at Llanfair Caereinion.

Normal fares apply for this event.

Orange Service

Saturday, May 13, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
Traditional mixed train.  Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip. Each weekend will feature additional historical activities, including demonstration freight movements, trans-shipment, heritage steam-powered road vehicles, agricultural displays and, for the 30th September - 1st October Grand Finale, our participation  in the Welshpool 1940's weekend with re-enactments, military vehicles and period music.

 The 'Vintage Trains' depart Llanfair Caereinion at 11:05 and 14:35, or from Welshpool at 13:05 and 16:15 (no return train available from Llanfair Caereinion).

Our other departues on the day will be hauled by one of our other steam locomotives, with passenger accommodation in our regular Austrian and Hungarian carriages.

Normal fares apply on all trains. (Member’s free travel not valid on the vintage trains)

 



Fish & Chips Evening Train

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Fish & Chips

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion (weather permitting).  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

Further information to follow.

Welsh Tea Train

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Photo: Tony Beardsell

Travel in the luxurious tea train featuring the first class Sierra Leone Railway carriage and elegant Pickering replica carriage enroute to Welshpool or return, with Welsh sweet and savoury tea served at your seat in one direction. Full silver and linen service.

This train will operate in addition to our yellow service and special fares will apply.

Further information to follow

Father's Day

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Any father accompanied by his child travels at the child price and gets a workshop tour.  Multiple generations welcome!

Normal fares apply on all trains.

Further information to follow.

Canada Day

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Canada Day image

Make our Canadian General Manager feel at home as the W&L turns Canadian for the day! 

Join our Canadian General Manager and special guests to celebrate the 150th annerversary of Canadian Conferderation.  Plot your friends and relations on a map of Canada, win souvenir prizes, admire Canadian railway posters and travel free if you a valid Canadian passport.

Ordinary train fares and concessions apply

 

Ham Radio Weekend

Saturday, August 12, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Ham Radio Event.  Photo: Charles Spencer

Over the weekend of 12th-13th August ham radio enthusiasts will be setting up their radio station on the platform at Llanfair Caereinion station.  Using the special call signal GB4 WLR, they will be broadcasting to the world – last year they spoke to fellow enthusiasts all over Europe and even in North America.  Tell your amateur radio friends the call sign, and then come and see the team at Llanfair Caereinion in action!  The Ham Radio weekend is in conjunction with our orange Vintage Train timetable.

Normal fares apply on all trains.

Gala Weekend - Friday

Friday, September 1, 2017

The start of our biggest event of the year, now over three days.  During the event, every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands.  Please note that not all attractions will be available on Friday.

Further information to follow.

 

Gala Weekend - Saturday

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Our biggest event of the year, now over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School. 

Further information to follow

Gala Weekend - Sunday

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Our biggest event of the year, now over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School. 

Further information to follow.

 

Teddy Bear Weekend

Saturday, September 16, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Teddy Bear Weekend.  Photo:  Kevin Heywood

Bring your teddies, spot their friends in the woods along the line, and meet Big Ted for treats at Llanfair.

Diesel Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017

All passenger trains hauled by our vintage diesels, and our collection of military and industrial diesels out for demonstrations, plus a possible visiting engine.  Shock/horror: NO steam locomotives on this day!

A special timetable will operate.

Further information to follow.

Halloween

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Ghost Image courtesy of www.halloweenclipart.com

Llanfair Caereinion station will be spookily decorated and the last train will return to Llanfair in eerie dusk.

Come in costume, as there will prizes for the most imaginative.

Normal fares apply on all trains.

 

Ghost image courtesy of Holloweenclipart.com

Santa Special

Saturday, December 9, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017 to Monday, December 18, 2017
Magical journey through the Banwy Valley. Photo: Bruce Webber

9th/10th & 16th/17th/18th of December. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift. Mince pies, mulled wine and fruit drinks are served on your return to Llanfair.

Further information to follow